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NOSM University says miigwetch, merci and thanks this National Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week 2022—this year from April 24 to 30—we say chi miigwetch, merci beaucoup, and heartfelt thanks to the many individuals who have taken on health advocacy and volunteer efforts across Northern Ontario, including NOSM University’s standardized patients, Board Members, Indigenous Reference Group, Francophone Reference Group, Local NOSM Groups, and many more. This year’s theme for National Volunteer Week is “Volunteering is empathy in action,” which affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. According to Volunteer Canada, empathy helps people relate to others, builds awareness ...

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You’re Invited: Dean’s Lecture Series 2022

Dr. Sarita Verma, President and Vice-Chancellor of NOSM University invites you to the annual Dean’s Lecture Series—a student-led event. This year, in celebration of Earth Day and because it is NOSM University’s year dedicated to climate change and social justice, the theme is Environmental Accountability and Sustainability in Medicine and Medical Education. Watch live via YouTube, as our incredible line-up of dynamic speakers from across the country share their perspectives on the importance of planetary health. April 24, 2022 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

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Dr. Melanie Squarzolo named Program Director of the Postgraduate Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Program

NOSM University announces Dr. Melanie Squarzolo as the incoming Program Director of the Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine (FM/EM) residency program, effective May 1, 2022. Dr. Squarzolo practises in the emergency department at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. She completed medical school at the University of Toronto and Family Medicine residency in the University of Ottawa’s Northern stream. Dr. Squarzolo is NOSM Alumna—a member of the first graduating class of NOSM’s FM/EM program. The Emergency Medicine program is a one-year enhanced skills program, entered after completion of a two-year Family Medicine residency. On comp...

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